12-Year-Old Among 15 Shot Since Friday

2 people killed, several in critical

Sunday, May 6, 2012  |  Updated 8:57 AM CDT
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12-Year-Old Among 15 Shot Since Friday

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File Image. Fifteen people were shot this weekend, including a 12-year-old girl and several teenagers. Two people died.

Two people have been killed, and at least 15 other people -- one of them a 12-year-old girl -- have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon.

About 1:26 a.m. Sunday, Devon Paramore, 33, of the 8600 block of West 87th Street, was shot in the back and right armpit in the 1300 block of 13th Street and later pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

No one has been arrested in Paramore's killing.

The other fatal shooting occurred at 9:09 p.m. on Friday in the Far South Side's Pullman neighborhood, where police said they found an unresponsive 16-year-old boy on the sidewalk in the 12100 block of South Green Street.

Donnell Rankin, of the 21700 block of South Clyde Avenue in Sauk Village, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. A Saturday autopsy found Rankin died from a gunshot wound to the neck.

Police said the shooting was gang-related, and no arrests have been made as of Saturday night.

At least 15 other people have been wounded in shootings this weekend, including a 12-year-old girl.

The most recent non-fatal shooting occurred about 12:15 a.m. early Sunday when a 26-year-old man was seriously wounded in a drive-by in the 2900 block of West Polk Street.

Police said he was shot in both legs, the abdomen area and in one of his fingers.

Two minutes before that, a 27-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 5800 block of South Wolcott Ave.

About 11:15 p.m. Saturday, in the 7200 block of South Green Street. An 18-year-old man was riding a bike his when someone fired at him from a group of males, striking him in the right buttock, police said.

At 10:30 p.m. a 12-year-old girl was struck in the left foot by gunfire in the 500 block of North Springfield Avenue, police said. She was taken in good condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

Also about 10:30 p.m., a 24-year-old man was shot in the back in the 300 block of South Campbell Ave. and managed to get to Mount Sinai Hospital without an ambulance, police said.

He was listed in “stable” condition early Sunday.

At 10:10 p.m., a man in his 20s was treated for a gunshot wound to the back at Mount Sinai Hospital, but is refusing to tell authorities where the shooting happened, police said. He is listed in good condition.

About 9:15 p.m. on Saturday in the Far South Side's Pullman neighborhood, a man was shot in the leg in the 300 block of West 104th Place, police said.  Paramedics took him in good condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Two people walked into John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County wounded after a 3:20 p.m. shooting in the 3700 block of West Roosevelt Road, police said. A 42-year-old man was shot in the right shoulder, and a 43-year-old woman was shot in the left forearm. Both were listed in good condition.

At 1:15 a.m., a 26-year-old man was walking with some friends in the Wicker Park neighborhood when an unknown gunman approached him on foot and fired shots in the 1200 block of North Wolcott Avenue, police said.

The man was hit multiple times and taken in critical condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, police said, adding that the shooting was gang-related.

Fifteen minutes earlier, a 24-year-old was shot in the Far South Side's Roseland neighborhood. The shooting occurred on the sidewalk in the 300 block of West 107th Street, police said, adding that the man suffered a gunshot wound to his lower left leg and was taken to Roseland Community Hospital.

On Friday at 10:37 p.m., a 26-year-old man was shot in the upper right thigh in the West Side's Lawndale neighborhood, police said. The shooting took place in the 2100 block of South Washtenaw Avenue, and the man was taken in good condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

Earlier Friday, a 54-year-old woman and two men were wounded in separate shootings about a block apart on the South Side.

At 7 p.m., a 21-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy were standing outside during a party in the 7000 block of South Clyde Avenue when assailants approached on foot from the alley and opened fire, police said. The assailants then fled down the alley and entered a blue van.

The 17-year-old boy was in critical condition after suffering gunshot wounds to the chest and flank, police said. The 21-year-old man was shot in both legs and was in “stable” condition. Paramedics took the man and the boy to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

About 4:30 p.m., a 54-year-old woman was shot in the right hip at East 71st Street and South Chappel Avenue, police said. She was also taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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